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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Confetti

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 340  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bird and Berries


Getting so close to wrapping up the year with this project and it seems like at the end of the year is always the hardest because of all the holidays shenanigans.  

oil on  wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 339  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brownie Hawkeye

"'What day is it?', asked Winnie the Pooh.
'It's today,' squeaked Piglet.
'My favorite day,' said Pooh."
The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

I just can't get over this camera.

oil on  wood

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 338  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Smells like Christmas

Who else is recovering from the weekend? Well other then the house being a tornado. I can put orange slices, cranberries, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks into a pot and then the whole house smells like Christmas. 

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 337  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Red Nose

less than a minute sketch. back at Crafty Wonderland today! and not much time for but just hitting the brush to the paper.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 336  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Milk and Cookies.

Still at Crafty Wonderland... If your in Portland, be sure to stop by!

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 335  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Bow.

This weekend. I will be at Crafty Wonderland this weekend and out of the studio. Just a couple minute sketch of a bow.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 334  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Crafty Wonderland


Crafty Wonderland is this weekend! This year I am participating in Crafty Wonderland. There are over 250 vendors and the first 150 shoppers each day get the infamous Crafty Wonderland goodie bag! Wahooo! I will be at booth 201, so when you get your map at the front door, come by and say hi. This is a big leap for me because I am generally pretty introverted, so doing a big event like this is good for me to get out of my comfort zone and out of my studio. I will be there will original paintings, prints, and several of my sketchbooks that you can flip through from my Making Art Every Day Project.

See you there!!

Details!
December 9th and 10th.
Times 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center : Hall A
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The 10th Annual Big 500.

Wow! The 10th annual Big 500 opens this weekend! This is my all time favorite Portland art show. I have participated in this magical event every single year. The show has over 500 artists that are part of the show, which means there are lots of different types of artistic disciplines. Each artist is given 8 inch by 8 inch wood panels and they can choose whatever they wish to create. Every piece of art is the exact same price ($40!) and the show is hung saloon style. The show is also cash and carry, which means that it is first come first serve. You take the art you want off the wall and you can bring it home that night.

The biggest tip for attending this show is to get there early because there will be a lot of people.  There are people that wait in line for several hours before the show opens. There are a lot of collectors and artists that look forward to this show every year, and I am one of them! This is just one of those special events where its so beautiful seeing all the different types of work together.

Details!
December 09, 2017 at 2:00 pm 
Pioneer Place - 2nd Floor.
700 SW 5th Avenue 
Portland, Oregon
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And a partridge in a pear tree.

And a partridge in a pear tree

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 333  To read more about this awesome project click here
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lights

Clearly not our house, since the extent of our christmas lights is Tim putting up one of those projection lights. This is my neighbors house, and all those twinkly lights.
2 minute sketch


oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 332 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Vintage Christmas Stocking


vintage stocking. not much time for any sort of creativity. Since I am getting ready to participate in Crafty Wonderland this weekend.
oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 332 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Tis the Season

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 332 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Doe a Deer

The deer that came to visit my yard this morning.

Last nights dream. I was catching clouds. 1 minute sketch.

oil on paper

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 331 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Caught a Cloud

Last nights dream. I was catching clouds. 1 minute sketch.


The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 330 To read more about this awesome project click here
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas

oil on paper

Happy December. When the tree matches the stars.

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 329 To read more about this awesome project click here
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